Nov. 18, 1954 - April 7, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Mark A. "The Ice Man" Kaczmarek, 58, passed away on Sunday, April 7, at home. Mark was born on November 18, 1954 in South Bend to Marion and Christine (Lentsch) Kaczmarek. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are three sons, Matthew, Zachary and Michael all of South Bend; a sister, Maria (Scott McGirr) Kaczmarek of South Bend; a brother Kenneth (Linda) Kaczmarek of Bloomington, IN and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his former wife, Jessica Hale of South Bend, and his beloved dog, Sammie. Mark was the General Manager and founder of Mr. Ice Machine Inc. He was a graduate of Riley High School and was an avid fan of Indiana University and Notre Dame. Mark enjoyed watching sporting events, especially wrestling. Mark was very personable and well known in local restaurants due to the nature of his business. He donated ice to numerous community and social events and was very charitable, giving both of his resources as well as his time. Family was the most important thing to Mark and he could often be found supporting one of his children's sporting events. He loved fishing and most of all, talking. He was the eternal optimist. Mark was also a volunteer at Dismas House in South Bend. Friends and family may visit on Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, where a Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The family will also receive friends immediately following services in the funeral home. The Rev. David Link will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dismas House, PO Box 4571, South Bend, IN, 46634. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our web-site at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 10, 2013